TLC list of client events

We have become aware of the following events, classes, seminars and the like which may be of interest to you:




Wednesday , March 26, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM 

Importing From Asia Workshop 

Asia is the manufacturing capital of the world.  If you are considering manufacturing product, or sourcing products in Asia, then this workshop is for you.

This workshop will be conducted by five experts in Asian manufacturing, supply chain management, logistics and finance.  Each of these experts will highlight specific examples of how to:
• find potential vendor
• qualify vendors
• maintain quality
• assure delivery
• finance imports
• understand legal issues
• and other tips based on their own experiences

Maurice Mitchell - Maurice is the International Account Manager with UPS. Maurice has 20+ years of experience in International Trade, and is a frequent speaker at trade forums held by the Mass Export Center and the Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University. Maurice has also taught graduate level courses in International Trade at Boston University.
Peter Dobbs - Peter is a Boston SCORE Mentor. Peter's career as an international commercial banker included assignments in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore.  His specializations included using trade finance, structured finance and supply chain finance to support global commodity flows from producers to consumers.

Michael Laffen -  Michael is a Boston SCORE mentor.  He is a Global Banker who worked in England and Australia prior to spending 40 years as an International Trade Banker in Boston, where he worked with global banks to facilitate international trade and market the banks services to importers and exporters.     

Paula Connelly - Paula is a principal in the Law Offices of Paula M. Connelly, a law firm specializing in Customs and international trade matters, and the Legal Counsel for the Boston Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association, and she has over 20 years experience in Customs and international trade matters and works with numerous importers and exporters in addressing and resolving import and export compliance issues.                                                       

The fee for this workshop is $15.00 and there are still a few seats available.  If you are interested, please click here.  

Parking is available for $1/hour in the lot to the left (west) of the I-Lab.       Park in any Visitors or Space and Pay at Kiosk                                                                   
Overflow parking in the nearby Harvard Business School lot. is  $14 per day.

Location:  Harvard Innovation Lab,  125 Western Ave. Allston, MA 02134

Presented by:  SCORE Boston   617-565-5591


Thursday, March 27, 2014  - 7:00 pm

Harbus Foundation Gala

The Harbus Foundation at Harvard Business School (HBS) is the only foundation in the country run entirely by MBA students. They do great work in the Boston community by awarding several $10,000 grants to nonprofits each year, and this year they are stepping up their efforts by raising money for higher-impact $25,000 grants at their inaugural Harbus Foundation Gala. The event will be on March 27 at the Harvard Club of Boston and will feature great food and open bar; entertainment from two Harvard a cappella groups,  the "Radcliffe Pitches" and the "Din & Tonics", and the White Heat Swing Orchestra; silent auction; and networking with members of the HBS community and greater Boston nonprofit community. Keynote address by Marc Sternberg (MBA HBS '00), former Deputy Chancellor of the NYC Department of Education and current Director of K-12 Education Reform at the Walton Family Foundation.   Please join us for a celebration of the Harbus Foundation's philanthropic efforts in the Boston community.

Presented by: The Harbus News Corporation and Harbus Foundation 

Location: Harvard Club of Boston, 374 Commonwealth Ave., Boston

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Friday,  March 28,  2014-  12pm – 1pm 
Entertainment Law Clinic Presents: A Conversation with Mark Kates

Sponsored by the Transactional Law Clinics

Learn about the music business, the Indie scene, and the industry’s future. Marc Kates is the founder of Fenway Recordings, and is a Manager and industry expert who has worked with Sonic Youth, the Beastie Boys, MGMT, Nirvana & Mission of Burma, to name a few. He also has worked as a major label A&R Record Label Executive and DJ.

Location:  Wasserstein Hall, 1580 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA;  Room  1019 




Saturday/Sunday, March 29-30, 2014

SECON (Social Enterprise Conference) 2014: Reflecting on the Past, Shaping the Future 

The conference is jointly produced by the students of Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS). This is the 15th anniversary of the Social Enterprise Conference, which calls for reflection and ambitious visioning - not only for our delegates, but also for the Conference itself.  This year, we decided to expand beyond our traditional programming to offer our attendees a deeper and more varied experience. SECON 2014 will feature a diverse selection of session formats, intended to activate both sides of the brain and to satisfy all types of learners. For details and to register:

Location: Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS)



Saturday, April 5, 2014

 Housing EXPO  -- presented by The Boston Home Center

Learn all you need to know in just one day, then meet with mortgage lenders - all under one roof!   Come for one class, or stay for them all!

Time: 10 am - 2 pm

Location: Mildred Avenue Community Center, 5 Mildred Avenue, Mattapan, MA

Free workshops:

   Financial Assistance Workshop    10:00 am - 10:45 am and 11:00 am - 11:45 am

   How to Hire a Contractor    10:00 am - 11:00 am

   Structuring Your Finances to Buy a Home    10:00 am - 11:30 am

   Home Repair Programs    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

   Options for Reducing Monthly Mortgage Payments    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

   The Triple Decker Initiative (with Renew Boston)   12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

   The Role of the Attorney in Your Homebuying Process   12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Have questions?  For more information about the Housing EXPO event, call:

The Boston Home Center
Boston Department of Neighborhood Development
Phone: 617.635.HOME (4663)



Monday, April 7, 2014

Business Finance and Accounting Basics 

This workshop will cover a number of basics that every entrepreneur should know including record-keeping, tax considerations, financial statements, accounting software, and strategies for keeping it all together. 


Time: 4:00-6:00pm (Check-in registration will begin at 3:30pm) 

Quincy Center for Innovation, 180 Old Colony Avenue, Quincy, MA 02169

Presented by:  UMass Small Business Development Center, Quincy Chamber of Commerce and the Quincy Center for Innovation



Tuesday, April 22, 2014 

Getting Started in Business

This popular workshop provides a complete overview of business start-up and planning considerations. Topics include business plan preparation, marketing, financing, and additional resources. 


Time: 6:00-8:00pm (Check-in registration will begin at 5:30pm)

Location: Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, in Conference Room 05/06 (lower level of the library).

Presented by:  UMass Small Business Development Center and Kirstein Business Library
Last modified: March 25, 2014

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